Noah's Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter

Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter is a licensed residential eight-bed group home for children 10-17 years old and provides outreach to youth and young adults. Our unique services have been active in the Santa Barbara community for over 35 years and provide a trusted refuge and resource for youth and their families. Our services are available to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All services provided by Noah’s Anchorage are offered at no cost to clients.


Residential Services:

More than just a “program” Noah’s is a safe place for youth to stay or connect with a caring, trained team of staff while working through difficult personal and family issues.

If you, or someone you know is contemplating running away, at risk of being homeless, or just needs someone to talk to, Noah’s can help.

Noah’s Anchorage provides:

Temporary shelter and basic need
Crisis intervention, resolution, and support services
Counseling for youth and families
Workshops and therapeutic groups on youth issues
“Cooling off” periods
Individualized support services
24 hour toll-free hotline
Linkage to community referrals

Notice: Noah's Anchorage Renovation Project

We are excited to announce due to the generosity of the Whimsie Fund and the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, Noah’s will be undergoing a major interior renovation project. In order to ensure a safe and quick project completion, we will be temporarily modifying our services and operations. Please note the calendar of services and location sites provided below.

We will continue to provide updates to our partners and the community as we make progress and as new information is available. At the completion of the renovation project Noah’s will resume 24-hour services (drop-in, residential and crisis telephone line). Thank you for your continued partnership and commitment to serving our youth and young adults.

This does not affect our Transitional Living Program, My Home or the St. George Youth Center in Isla Vista.

Temporary Change of Services
April 1-14: CLOSED
April 15 – May 20: Drop-in available from Monday-Friday between 9:00am-1:00pm at Haley Street Youth and Family Center (701 E. Haley St.)

By appointment services at scattered sites:
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:30PM

  • case-management, basic needs support, groups & activities
  • family counseling, referrals, service linkages

*For client services during the temporary closure, to schedule an appointment, or request service information contact: Noah’s Anchorage staff at
*For additional information, updates regarding the project, and questions contact:

Valerie Kissell
Executive Director
(805) 569-1103 ext. 32

Meghan Rourke
Associate Executive Director

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